2014 Domaine William Fèvre Chablis 1er Cru "Mont de Milieu" (Pre-Arrival)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale, bright yellow. Spicy aromas of white flowers, menthol and white pepper. Tactile, dusty, fresh and tightly wound; showing more spice character than fruit today. Most impressive now on the slowly rising, saline, very subtle finish. Classically dry and precise for this cuvéeand very long on the aftertaste.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Here the nose displays a whisper of the classic exoticism of a fine Mont de Milieu along with plenty of Chablis character that includes notes of oyster shell, seaweed and iodine. There is a lovely mouth feel to the delicious, round and plump middle weight flavors that offer fine depth and mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in a dry but not really austere finale. This well-balanced effort should be approachable after only a few years of bottle age yet reward up to a decade's worth. In a word, lovely.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu has a Zen-like, cold slate and Alpine stream scented bouquet that is well defined...The palate is very well balanced with a slightly herbaceous/grassy edge on the entry, verging on fresh asparagus. There is a pleasant reduction here, slightly disjointed compared to other 2014s; it will benefit from 2-3 years in bottle to really gain cohesion. But the spiciness on the aftertaste is very promising. 91+ Point (NM)